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Corbett, John 1962–

Corbett, John 1962–

PERSONAL

Full name, John Joseph Corbett, Jr.; born May 9, 1962, in Wheeling, WV; son of John Joseph Corbett, Sr. Education: Studied acting at Cerritos College.

Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. Manager—Lovett Management, 1327 Brinkley Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90049.

Career: Actor. Appeared in television commercials for Isuzu, MCI, and Ford, 1998; became country music singer, 2005. Phoenix Underground (a night club), Seattle, WA, part-owner; licensed hairstylist; also was a steel laborer, welder, and checkout clerk at K-Mart.

Awards, Honors: Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a drama series, 1992, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 1993, both for Northern Exposure; Saturn Award nomination, best genre TV actor, Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, 1998, for The Visitor; Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries or motion picture made for television, 2002, for Sex and the City; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by the cast of a theatrical motion picture, 2003, for My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

CREDITS

Film Appearances:

Big Augie, Flight of the Intruder, Paramount, 1990.

Barnes, Tombstone, Buena Vista, 1993.

Cary Maynard Philco, Wedding Bell Blues, BMG Independents/Curb Entertainment, 1996.

Norman Calder, Volcano, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Jonathan Silver, Desperate But Not Serious (also known as Reckless + Wild), Fallout Films/Phoenician Films, 1999.

Ken Roloff, Dinner Rush, Giraldi/Suarez/Digiamo Productions, 2000.

Lars Hammond, Serendipity, Miramax, 2001.

Tom Sullivan, Prancer Returns (also known as Le retour du petit renne), Miramax, 2001.

Ian Miller, My Big Fat Greek Wedding (also known as Mariage a la grecque), Warner Bros., 2002.

Henry Diltz, My Dinner with Jimi, New Film International, 2003.

Pastor Dan Parker, Raising Helen, Buena Vista, 2004.

Miles Taylor, Elvis Has Left the Building, Capitol Films, 2004.

Mr. Torvald, Raise Your Voice, New Line Cinema, 2004.

Michael Degan/Christian, Bigger Than the Sky, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 2005.

Voice, Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D, 2005.

Henry, Dreamland, Horizon Entertainment, 2006.

Television Appearances; Series:

Christopher Danforth "Chris" Stevens, Northern Exposure, CBS, 1990–95.

Adam MacArthur, The Visitor, Fox, 1997–98.

Host, The Love Chronicles, Arts and Entertainment, 2000.

Aidan Shaw, Sex and the City, HBO, 2000–2003.

Michael "Lucky" Linkletter, Lucky, F/X, 2003.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Tim Hennis, Innocent Victims, ABC, 1996.

Brad, To Serve and Protect (also known as Family Shield), NBC, 1999.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Morgan Rose, Don't Look Back, HBO, 1996.

Walker Morrison, The Morrison Murders, USA Network, 1996.

Dr. Evan Thorne, The Sky's on Fire (also known as Countdown: The Sky's on Fire), ABC, 1998.

Justin Thorpe, The Warlord: Battle for the Galaxy (also known as My Sister's Lost in Space and The Osiris Chronicles), UPN, 1998.

Matt Andrews, On Hostile Ground, TBS, 2000.

David, Private Lies (also known as Scheidung auf amerikanisch), 2001.

Captain John Tanner, Hunt for Justice, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Narrator, Web of Life: Exploring Biodiversity, PBS, 1995.

Himself, MTV Video Music Awards 1992, MTV and syndicated, 1992.

(Uncredited) Himself, The 1993 Billboard Music Awards, Fox, 1993.

Narrator, Disney Presents the Everglades: Home of the Living Dinosaurs, syndicated, 2000.

The ELLE Style Awards, 2002.

Himself, VH1 Big in 2002 Awards, VH1, 2002.

Voice of father, The Griffin and the Minor Canon, WV public TV, 2002.

Elvis Lives, NBC, 2002.

Himself, On the Set: Raising Helen (documentary short film), 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Chris Stevens, Northern Exposure, CBS, 1990.

Rocky Times, NBC, 2000.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Louis, "Angel," The Wonder Years, ABC, 1988.

Voice characterization, "A Room with a Bellevue," Duckman (animated), USA Network, 1996.

Teddy, "Farm Boys," The Chris Isaak Show, Showtime, 2002.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn, CBS, 2002, 2003.

"It's Good to Be Kate Hudson," It's Good to Be, E! Entertainment Television, 2003.

Voice of Frank Spillogotoriettio, "This Is Not a Pipe," Gary the Rat, TNN, 2003.

Himself, The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson, CBS, 2006.

Voice of Bobo, "Roger n' Me," American Dad! (animated), Fox, 2006.

Stage Appearances:

Appeared in Under Milkwood; Hair.

RECORDINGS

Albums:

John Corbett, Fun Bone Records, 2006.

Released the single "Good to Go," Fun Bone Records, 2005.

OTHER SOURCES

Books:

Newsmakers, Issue 1, Gale Group, 2004.

Periodicals:

Billboard, February 11, 2006, p. 95.

People Weekly, December 2, 2002, p. 84.

TV Guide, December 21, 1991, pp. 4-6.

Electronic:

John Corbett Official Site, http://www.johncorbettband.com/, May 15, 2006.

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